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Old 03-04-2006, 08:08 AM   #1
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How to install from ".tar.gz" files or from source file in FC3

i have referred many books in this subject, all they say is:
1.Unzip with tar and gzip commands
2.Run ./confgure command
3.Run make all command
etc etc etc........

Even though i get things done with these tips i feel that i deserve to know more, like what happens when we give these what happens during ./configure command make all command etc.......hope you got what i mean....

I know that the method followed for different files is different.......just give me a detailed account to the general procedure or a link to some HOW-TO pages.....please...

Old 03-04-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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Yes I think I know what you mean. Did you read the wiki?

Sincerely, Jørgen
Old 03-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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Thanx anti.corp,

i never knew about wiki..........
thanx a lot!!!!!!

But i still dont get the"./configre" command what does it actually do? and also tell me about the "make install" command.....

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